SALUD (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had in bottle. Wish I had another. Drink alone, not with food. Coffee taste with vanilla finish.
CObiased (127) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ABV is actually 4.5 %. Pours a dark brown with a med light tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a background of vanilla. A mouthful is thinner than expected. Not really any coffee flavor detected.
btheise2 (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
As others have said this beer has a very thin watery mouth feel. I feel the flavors would feel less artificial if they were backed by a nice creamy mouth feel and head but that’s not the case.
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Vanilla, dark chocolate, roast and more chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Tons of vanilla and chocolate. Lots of flavour, but it is all a bit artificial and not much body.
MohaBeer (73) - Lima, PERU - SEP 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Marrón muy oscuro sin opacidad, espuma naja con adherencia. Esteres a café, chocolate bitter, vainilla, licoroso, moderado alto, ligera oxidación, lúpulo nulo. Malta maltoso tostado bajo, lúpulo terroso bajo, ésteres a chocolate bitter, café, vainilla bajo, oxidación. Final semi-seco, maltoso tostado sin astringencia. Carbonatación baja, cuerpo bajo.
jaimemontano (4) - New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color, it leaves a very good aftertaste. Perfect pairing with chocolate.
knickskicks (947) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Nose is vanilla and coffee. Taste is vanilla extract, roasted malts. Watery mouthfeel.
mfhennig (163) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head and a little lacing from a 16 oz can. Aroma is mostly vanilla. Taste is mostly bitter coffee. The beer is pretty thin and watery, as a whole, it doesn’t do much for me. If there is such a thing as a "session" Porter, this fills the bill nicely, but I’ll take this over a session IPA any day.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7312-20150626] Tap. Mild roasted vanilla wood aroma. Black body with a big long-lasting creamy tan head and thick lacing. Vanilla roasted wood flavour continues in the flavour with a roasty sweet finish. Full body is quite roasted. Good. (8/3+/8/4/15) 3.8
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Christpuncher (2177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much vanilla and not enough anything else. Very watery and flat. Tastes like vanilla extract. Smells like vanilla with some toasted malt notes. Junk
hershiser2 (1517) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with an inch of tan head.
Smells of coffee, chocolate milk, and vanilla.
Taste is vanilla and chocolate milk. F-ing delicious.